API 1104 Code Clinic


Member: $271
Non-member: $361

Access to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days

Course Length & Earnings

Approximately 4 hours
4 PDHs / 0.4 CEUs

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API 1104 Code Clinic
API 1104

Who should take this course?
  • Anyone wishing to learn how to navigate the API 1104 code book
  • Anyone seeking to prepare for Part C of our Certified Welding Inspector exam or an AWS endorsement exam

This group encompasses many positions, including:
Welding engineers
Welding inspectors
Welding supervisors
Shop owners


While no prior courses are necessary to fulfill prerequisite level knowledge, we advise students seeking to prepare for the CWI exam to take our CWI Pre-Seminar to immerse themselves in the body of knowledge required to successfully pass the CWI exam.


This course teaches students how to:

  • Navigate the API 1104 code book

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the API 1104 Online Code Clinic, students will be able to:

Locate salient clauses in a time-sensitive testing environment

Use important tables and figures
Employ successful test-taking strategies, like tabbing, highlighting, and benchmarking, based on the actual structure of the code book exam

Deconstruct prompts in order to fully understand what the question is asking

API 1104 Code Clinic (Pipelines and Related Facilities)

The API 1104 Online Code Clinic serves as a detailed road map and offers a new level of immersion in one of the oil and gas industry’s most fundamental documents: API 1104 – Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities. Led by an experienced AWS instructor, participants will learn to quickly locate salient sections and use important tables and figures in time-sensitive testing or working environments. This comprehensive, 4-hour course features detailed, easy-to-understand explanations as well as interactive questions, quizzes, and a final exam designed to help participants prepare for the code book certification exam.

The American Welding Society is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Code Clinic Pre-Course

The API 1104 Code Clinic includes an exclusive online pre-course designed to help you develop successful test-taking strategies based on the actual structure of the code book exam.

You’ll learn about time management, benchmarking, highlighting, tabbing, question keywords, and other tools designed to help you quickly identify and locate the answers to test questions.

Pre-Course Modules

Module 1- Introduction
Module 2 – Understanding the Exam
Module 3 – Using Navigational Tools
Module 4 – Text, Tables, and Figures
Module 5 – Attacking the Question I
Module 6 – Attacking the Question II
Module 7 – Tabbing and Highlighting
Module 8 – Test-Taking Tips


Approximately 4 hours of instruction and 2 hours of test-taking strategy divided into 18 easily manageable modules.

Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

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Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.

Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.

Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.

Course content was developed by industry experts and AWS learning professionals.

Users can speak to an AWS instructor during the optional weekly question and answer teleconference.

AWS customer support Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.


MODULE 1 – Introduction

MODULE 2 – How to Use API 1104

MODULE 3 – Sections 1-4

MODULE 4 – Section 5 Qualification of Welding Procedures with Filler Metal Additions

MODULE 5 – Section 6 Qualification of Welders

MODULE 6 – Section 7 Design and Preparation of a Joint for Production Welding

MODULE 7 – Section 8 and Section 9

MODULE 8 – Section 10 and Section 11

MODULE 9 – Section 12 and Section 13

MODULE 10 – Annexes A-C


How much do I need to know before taking this course?

No previous knowledge is required. This course is designed to guide you in navigating and reading the API 1104 code in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. Participants will learn to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts and tables, which is crucial to navigating the code in a timed testing environment and time sensitive working conditions.

Who should take this course?

The API 1104 online course is ideal for persons preparing to sit for the CWI exam and have selected API 1104 for the code book portion (Part C of the CWI exam). The course is also ideal for active CWIs interested in familiarizing themselves with the API 1104 code as part of their efforts to comply with the requirements for 9-year recertification. Please visit CWI certification for more information about 9-year recertification. Of course, non-CWIs interested in enhancing their educational credentials will also benefit from this self-paced, online program.

How long do I have to complete this course?

Participants have access to the course content 24-hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the practice exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.

Does this course include a completion exam?

Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an online exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The online practice exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 2-hour period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants who pass the online practice exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.

Do I need to purchase any other materials?

Yes. This course is designed to be used in conjunction with the API 1104 code book. Using the code book helps participants replicate and practice the navigational strategies that are required to successfully complete the open book portion (Part C) of the CWI exam.

Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?

Yes. Participants who receive a score of 75% or above on the practice exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?

Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification, provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period. Persons who successfully complete this online course will receive 4 PDHs. Candidates who pass the API 1104 endorsement exam will receive 30 PDHs. NOTE: The API 1104 endorsement exam is not offered online as part of this course. Click here for more information about the API 1104 Endorsement.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 0.4 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the CEUs are earned during the certification period.
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Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?

Yes. This course is designed to help prepare participants who have selected API 1104 for the open code book portion (Part C) of the Certified Welding Inspector Exam.

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